International Max Planck Research School
on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy

Our Students



Visiting Doctoral Students

  • Düsterhöft, Maximilian
    (Faculty of Business and Economics, TU Dresden (Technische Universität Dresden), Germany)
    How the Language of Central Banks Strategically Influences the Development of Economic Expectations
  • Heeb, Stefan
    (Department of Sociology, University of Geneva, Switzerland)
    Japan's Liberalization Trajectory



  • Dominic Akyel (Managing Director, Center for Social and Economic Behavior, University of Cologne)
    The Economization of the Funeral Market in Germany
  • Ana Alfinito Vieira (Associate Researcher, Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP), São Paulo)
    Mobilizing Institutional Resources: Land Disputes in South America
  • Birgit Apitzsch (Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, University of Duisburg-Essen)
    Employment Institutions and Project-based Network
  • Sarah Berens (Research Fellow, Cologne Center for Comparative Politics, Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne)
    When the High-Income Country Context Dissolves: Social Policy Preferences in Low- and Middle-Income Democracies
  • Elena Bogdanova (Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
    The Mechanisms of Value Creation in the Market for Antiques
  • Nina Engwicht (Research Fellow, Peace Academy, Landau)
    The Diamond Market in Sierra Leone
  • Timur Ergen (Research Fellow, MPIfG)
    Economic Competition in Renewable Energy Transitions
  • Irina España Eljaiek (Postdoctoral Fellow, MPIfG)
    Institutional Colonial Legacy in Colombia: Racial Exclusion and Long-Term Development
  • Barbara Fulda (Research Associate, DFG-Project on "Life Course and Family Dynamics in a Comparative Perspective", Technische Universität Chemnitz/University of Cologne)
    Fertility Behaviour in Regional Social Contexts
  • Philipp Gerlach (Consultant, Mercer, Munich)
    Evaluating Candidates in the Labor Market
  • Ipek Göçmen (Research Fellow, Max Planck Insitute for the Study of  Societies, Cologne)
    The Politics of Religiously Motivated Welfare Provision
  • Jiska Gojowczyk (Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne)
    Governing Brothers and sisters: Environmental programs in Catholic holy orders
  • Felipe González (Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, Universidad Central de Chile, Santiago de Chile)
    Towards a Micro-foundation of Financialization: The Consumer Credit Market in Chile
  • Lukas Haffert (Postdoctoral Researcher, Chair for Swiss Politics and Comparative Political Economy, Department of Political Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland)
    Growing Capacity or Shrinking Ambition? The Political Economy of Budget Surpluses
  • Annina Hering (Postdoctoral Fellow, MPIfG)
    Uncertainties and Their Effects on Fertility Behavior
  • Annette Hübschle (Senior Research Analyst, Global Initiative Against Organized Crime/affiliated to Department of Criminology, Institute for Humanities in Africa, University of Cape Town, South Africa)
    The Illegal Market in Rhinoceros Horns
  • Till Martin Kaesbach (Private Secretary to the Parliamentary State Secretary Jens Spahn MdB, Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin)
    European Financial Market Regulation in Crisis
  • Andreas Kammer (Mangager, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Düsseldorf)
    The Political Economy of Redistribution
  • Roy Karadag (Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, University of Bremen)
    Political Capitalisms: Power, Elites and the Economy in Turkey and the Philippines
  • Lisa Kastner (Policy Advisor, Foundation of European Progressive Studies, Brussels, Belgium)
    Lobbying for Financial Reforms
  • Azer Kiliç (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, Department of Sociology, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey)
    Identity, Interest, and Politics: The Rise of Kurdish Associational Activism and the Contestation of the State in Turkey
  • Philipp Klages (Research editor, WSI-Mitteilungen, Düsseldorf)
    Corporate Governance Reforms and Legal Ideas
  • Sebastian Kohl (Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne)
    Moral Foundations of Housing Markets
  • Markus Lang (Research Assistant, Max Weber Institute of Sociology, Heidelberg University, Germany )
    The Creation of Scarcity: Practices and Authority in Patent Systems
  • Mark Lutter (Professor of Sociology, Wuppertal University)
    Demand Structure and Distributional Effects of the Lottery
  • Aldo Madariaga (Postdoctoral Researcher, Universidad Diego Portales, School of Political Science, Santiago, Chile)
    Continuity and Change in Neoliberal Development Regimes. A Comparison between Latin America and Eastern Europe
  • Philip Mader (Research Fellow, Business, Markets and the State cluster, Institute of Devolopment Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)
    Financialising Poverty: The Transnational Political Economy of Microfinance's Rise and Crises
  • Olga Malets (Research Associate, Institute for Environmental Governance, University of Freiburg)
    The Impact of Gobal Private Regulation
  • Liviu Mantescu (Research Fellow, IRITHESys, Humboldt University Berlin)
    When Transnational Governance Hits the Ground
  • Philip Mehrtens (Referee, Wissenschaftsrat, Cologne)
    Public Debt and Public Policy: On the Transformation of the Swedish Political Economy
  • Daniel Mertens (Research Fellow, Goethe University Frankfurt)
    The Institutional Foundations of Household Debt in Germany
  • Sascha Münnich (Professor, Insitute for Sociology, University of Göttingen)
    The Regulation of Unemployment
  • Virginia Kimey Pflücke (Lehrauftrag am Zentrum für Transdiszipinäre Geschlechterstudien, Humboldt-Universität Berlin)
    Wenn Hausarbeit bezahlt wird. Eine historisch-soziologische Analyse der Arbeitsbeziehung im Privathaushalt in Spanien und Uruguay
  • Inga Rademacher (Lecturer in Political Economy, Goldsmith's University of London)
    Economic Change and the Conflict on Tax Reform
  • Filippo Reale (Researcher, Insitute for Political Economy and Economic Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt)
    The Political Economy of Sociotechnical Change
  • Isabella Reichert
    Market Status Exploration and Performance in Cultural Industries
  • Jan Sauermann (Research Fellow, Cologne Center for Comparative Politics, Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne)
    Social Preferences in Democratic Decision-making
  • Martin Schröder (Professor, Institute for Sociology, University of Marburg)
    Relocations, Economic Interests and Moral Considerations
  • Martin Seeliger (Researcher, Institute for Sociology, University of Flensburg)
    The Social Construction of Organized Interests  
  • Daniel Seikel (Head of the European Policy Unit, Institute of Economic and Social Research [WSI], Hans Böckler Foundation, Düsseldorf)
    The European Challenge to the German Public Banking Sector
  • Marcin Serafin (Assistant Professor, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
    The Temporal Structures of the Economy: The Working Day of Taxi Drivers in Warsaw
  • Alexander Spielau (Postdoctoral Fellow, MPIfG)
    The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Adjustments
  • Hendrik Tillmann-Zorn (Owner, die filmwirtschaft [Media Production]/Expert, International Monetary Fund)
    Recounting the Beans: The Statistical Construction of Fiscal Reality
  • Christian Tribowski (Industry Analyst, Handelsblatt Research Institute, Düsseldorf)
    Transnational Markets for the Acquisition of Family Members
  • André Vereta Nahoum (Postdoctoral Fellow, Cebrap/Centro brasileiro de análise e planejamento, São Paulo, Brazil) 
    Selling Cultures: the Traffic of Cultural Representations from the Yawanwa
  • Sara Weckemann (Research Fellow, Projektträger im Deutschen Zentrum für Raum- und Luftfahrt e.V., Bonn)
    The Lives of Large Families on Welfare
  • Annika Wederhake (ERP Consultant, Mach AG, Berlin)
    Statist Vocational Education and Training
  • Benjamin Werner (Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences, Bremen University)
    The power of judicial integration: How the European Commission and the European Court of Justice are liberalizing corporate governance
  • Sabrina Zajak (Professor, Institute for Social Movements, Ruhr University Bochum)
    Transnational labor activism (and global supply chains)
  • Gregor Zons (Researcher and Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Düsseldorf Party Research Institute, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf)
    New Political Parties as Innovators. Formation and Success.
  • Solomon Zori (Assistant Professor of Accounting at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam)
    International Financial Reporting Standards in Africa


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